Air Freight

(February 14, 2017)        

22nd Air Freight Conference
January 26 & 27, 2017
Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa, Interlaken

In his presidential introduction for the Air Freight conference 2017, MP Fabio Regazzi mentioned that Industry 4.0 represents an unlimited digital connection, an optimisation of the supply chain as well as mobility and transparency in this new age. He warmly welcomed all participants and was very satisfied to notice the attendance of more than 160 persons.

Christian Doepgen, Editor in chief of the International Transport Journal ITJ, guided us efficiently through the whole programme.
It must be underlined that every participant received the full conference documentation digitally on a Samsung tablet, this due to the purpose of this conference. This allowed a permenant connection as well between the participants.

Natalie Rickli

The first speach of the conference was held by Natalie Rickli, Member of Parliament and Chair of the Transport and Telecommunication commission CTT, who presented the new concept on air policy « LUPO 2016 » and the implications for our economy. Martin Bürki, Country Manager at Ericsson Switzerland SA took us right away into the fascinating world of digitalization and 5G. 

Marco Bloemen, Partner at Seabury Group LLC, gave us an insight about the air freight market in general and its impact for the Swiss market.

The presentation of the eCITES application by Markus Pikart, followed by the example of Mathias Lörtscher, Director CITES MA Switzerland, showed the practical results of a successful application without paper, based on the example of France.

A very interesting overview of the worldwide aviation business in general was brought by Hansjörg Bürgi, editor of the magazine, followed by the speech of Philipp Muster, Vice President at SPEDLOGSWISS, who informed about the progress made by the digital platform "efreight Switzerland", which will be discussed indepth in the practical workshops.

Jaakko Elovaara

Marcel Fujike, Senior Vice President Products & Service Global Air Logistics and Jon Chapman, Global Pharmaceutical Product Manager at Kuehne + Nagel Management AG, informed about their product KN FreightNet and the recent developments about eCommerce. 
Jaakko Elovaara, CEO de Youredi Ltd., discussed the complete practical integration of a supply chain on the example of Alibaba.

Dominique Gisin

Ruedi Rytz, Logistics & TIC at OFAE, gave a summary on the vulnerability of the airline sector and what could be done to prevent Switzerland from cyber attacks. Tony Sham, CEO at Global Logistics Systems Hong Kong took us into the world of Cathay Pacific and showed the successful development of e-freight and the future perspectives. "Quicker, Slicker Air Cargo" was the subject that Chris Welsh, Secretary General of the Global Shippers' Forum together with Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director of Cargo iQ tried to convince the audience.

Due to the brillant presentation of Dominique Gisin, winner of a Swiss Gold medal at the Olympic Winter games in Sochi, together with her coach, Dr. Christian Marcolli, the conference came to a great end with all participants completely amazed and very happy.

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